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Animal Care Internships for College Students

Thank you for your interest in our internship program! The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium offers Animal Care Internships in six different regions: Africa, Asia Quest, Australia and the Islands, Congo Expedition, North America, and Shores.
 Due to the high volume of applications we receive each year, it is most beneficial for candidates to apply for their top 2 internships, rather than all of them.
*There is no veterinary hospital internship offered at this time.  

The Human Resources Department administers the Zoo's Internship program but interns will report directly to individual supervisors in the various departments. We do not provide housing for our interns. It is the responsibility of the intern to arrange and pay for housing and all other associated costs of living for the duration of the internship. All positions will remain open until filled.

Fall 2014:
Africa Internship